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noun marsh·mal·low
\ˈmärsh-ˌmel-ō, -ˌmel-ə(-w), -ˌmal-\

Medical Definition of MARSHMALLOW

:  a European perennial herb of the genus Althaea (A. officinalis) naturalized in the eastern United States whose pink flowers, velvety leaves, and mucilaginous root are used in herbal medicine and whose root was formerly used in confectionary—see althaea 2
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